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Susno to request pretrial
hearing against arrest

Lawyers of former National Police chief detective Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji will file a request for pretrial hearing against their client arrest at the South Jakarta District Court on Wednesday.

“We will file the request at 10 a.m.,” M. Assegaf, one of the lawyers, told kompas.com.

Susno refused to signed his arrest dossiers on Tuesday, saying he disagreed with all charges used by police to name him a suspect and arrest him.

Police allege Susno of accepting Rp 500 million (US$55,000) bribe fron Sjahril Djohan, a suspected case broker, to “settle” a fraud case centering on Riau-based arowana fish-breeding company PT Salmah Arowana Lestari.

Arif Yusuf Amir, one of Susno's lawyers, said the investigators had named Susno a suspect based on testimonies from three witnesses: Haposan Hutagalung, Sjahrila and Adj. Sr. Comr. Syamsurizal Mokogouw.

Arif said that under the law, a testimony alone was not enough to name someone a suspect and bring formal charges against them.

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